Case Report

A rare Intestinal Obstruction Reason in Elderly Patients: Gallstone Ileus

  • Bora Koç
  • Fırat Tutal
  • Servet Rüştü Karahan
  • Gökhan Adaş
  • Ufuk Arslan

Turk J Colorectal Dis 2013;23(1):55-58

Gallstone ileus is a rare disease and accounts for 1%-4% of all mechanical intestinal obstruction causes. It usually occurs in the elderly population with a female predominance and may result in a high mortality rate. Even though its diagnosis is difficult,early diagnosis may reduce the mortality and morbidity. We report a case where a 78 years old female patient who had abdominal pain and vomiting for 3 days had a preoperative diagnosis of gallstone ileus.

Keywords: Gallstone ileus, Pneumobilia, Cholecystoduodenal fistula